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Curricular information is subject to change
The expected specific learning outcomes for the module include:
LO1. Identify and extract customer hidden needs and wants using design thinking methods.
LO2. Observational empathic interview with stakeholders, analyse and interpret results and use them to inform innovative product development.
LO3. Test and iterate packaging design ideas using a customer perspective.
LO4. Reporting on the problem and solutions created: generate design thinking report documenting test procedures, results analysis and conclusions.
LO5. Build knowledge of current and future food packaging strategies.
LO6. Learn to work and communicate complex ideas to multiple audiences and through different media.
In addition to explaining the principles behind the concept of “Design thinking” and its applications, the content covered in this module will include
- Functions of Food Packaging
- Modified atmosphere packaging
- Active Packaging
- Smart Packaging
- Packaging Materials
- Packaging and sustainability
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Assessment MCQs/Short answer questions and other assessments||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Continuous Assessment: Design thinking project (presentation, and report) and other assessments||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
Post -assessment feedback ( where no further similar assessment is scheduled) will take the form of grades and/or feedback comments indicating areas for improvement. Students may make an appointment to discuss assessment grades at a time convenient to both Module Co-ordinator and the student. More important, however is feed-forward insights on your learning. This module has a scheduled series of in-class assessments designed to promote team building and develop competence in design thinking. Feedback will be given during the group-work sessions, prior to completing the tasks so that the feedback can feed forward to inform improved performance. These tasks then build to inform higher-stakes group project work later in the module.
|Dr Marco Garcia-Vaquero||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Aoife Kavanagh||Tutor|